Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Round-Up: May 12

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE: ante diem quartum Idus Maias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.

TODAY'S PODCAST:

Heri Hodie Cras Podcast: Today's audio podcast is Latin Via Proverbs: Group 80, which features this wonderful saying: Errare humanum est, perseverare autem diabolicum (To err is human, but to keep on doing so is diabolical).

TODAY'S PROVERBS:

You can get access to all the proverb of the day scripts (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com website.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed of Latin proverbs which I "tweet" while I am online each day (in English, too). Here's a recent one about the virtues of a simple life: Melius est minus egere quam plus habere (English: It is better to lack a little than to have too much).

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Fortuna amicos parat, inopia amicos probat (English: Fortuna amicos parat, inopia amicos probat). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

Proverbium Perbreve of the Day: Today's two-word proverb is Ferendo feres (English: You will endure by enduring - a great use of the Latin gerund).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is Antiquis debetur veneratio (English: Veneration is due to the ancestors).

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Ne nos inducas in temptationem (Luke 11:4). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

Latin Animal Proverb of the Day: Today's animal proverb is Lupus non curat numerum ovium (English: The wolf doesn't bother about the number of the sheep - a saying you can find in Vergil's Eclogues).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Doribus Dorice loqui (English: To speak Doric with Dorians - and Doric was a very recognizable variety of ancient Greek!).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Μαχαίρᾳ μὴ πῦρ σκαλεύειν (English: Don't stir the fire with a sword - one of the so-called "symbols" of Pythagoras). If you look at the Greek Proverb of the Day widget, you'll see it comes with a Latin translation, too.

TODAY'S FABLES:

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE RUSTICO ET ARATRO SUO (the story of the farmer whose plough was caught in the mud). You can use the Javascript to include the fable of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's fable, visit the Ning Resource Page for this fable, where you will find links to the text, commentary, and a discussion board for questions and comments.

Florilegium Fabularum: I'm working my way, slowly but surely, through the amazing collection of fables by Irenaeus published in 1666. Today's fable is Aquila, the story of the eagle who was shot by her own feathers.

Aesopus Ning: Fables with Macrons: By popular request, I'm marking up the fables from Barlow's Aesop with macrons. So, today's fable with macrons is Dē Leōne et Mūre, the story of the mouse who wanted to marry a lion. If you look carefully, you can see the mouse under the lioness's foot! (Here's a larger view.)




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